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All About Snow's Top 5 Favorite World Records

World's Largest SnowmanAll About Snow scowered the Guinness Book of World Records to salute our five favorite snow-themed world record holders. Most People On One Pair of Skis

120 people strapped themselves onto a giant, 426 foot long pair of skis in Gjøvik, Norway on February 4th, 2006. That’s about one person per three feet of ski. Cross-country ski giant Madshus organized the event.  The massive group skied for 1,463 feet. Do you think they stopped by making a wedge or doing a hockey stop?

Biggest Snowman

During a especially snowy 2008 winter, residents of Bethel, Maine and it’s surrounding towns teamed up to make the biggest snowman ever. It took over a month to complete but when it was finally finished on February 26th, 2008 it stood proudly at 122.1 feet tall. The town is still looking for the world’s biggest carrot to make a proportionally sized nose.

Fastest, Non-Motored Sled

On April 10th, 2010 Rolf Allerdissen rode his sled down the Pitztal Glacier in Austria. Using nothing but gravity, the German topped out at 62.25 miles per hour. Good thing he wasn’t on a US highway! He would be cruising 7 mph over the speed limit and would risk getting a ticket.

Greatest Distance Travelled by A Nordic Skier in 24 Hours

On November 16th and 17th, 2010, Finnish Skier Teemu Virtanen traveled a whopping 269.34 miles on his cross country skis. To put that into perspective, he went 50 miles farther than the distance between New York City and Boston. And to think, I usually start complaining after three miles…

Fastest 100m backwards on Downhill Skis

On April 27th, 2009 Brit, Andy Bennet set a new record for skiing backwards. Bennet flew down the hill and covered 100 meters in 9.48 seconds—more than 33 feet per second. Bennet may be one of the few people in the world confident enough skiing backwards to compete for this record.

 

Max Selim

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